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Easterly Cottage

Bude, Cornwall (Ref. 962918)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage with every thing we needed."

    Thoughtful with regard to dogs ie covers for couch and bed - realistic! Nice welcome pack, biscuits, milk, tea,coffee. Also good provision of extras such as washing up liquid, loo rolls,rubbish bags. The garden is small but charming. The decked area was sunny for most of the day - we ate our meals there. Loved the planting - very cottage garden. Although the cottage is on a road it is not busy and is still a quiet spot, especially in the garden. Sarah sent us information about the cottage and area prior to our arrival which was very helpful. We booked Sunday lunch at The Preston Gate which is a few hundred yards away. Wonderful food. . Only thing I would like is a small arm chair downstairs. Perhaps remove one of the small wooden tables? A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday and we will be back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    A small problem with a rickety dining chair which was replaced very promptly. No complaints!

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant short-break stay at Easterly Cottage and would not hesitate to recommend."

    Perfect for a couple who like a character property and secure garden for those with dogs. Great for walkers easy to walk to Bude or few minutes in car.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely little cottage just a mile or so out of the center of Bude."

    The living room and bedroom are much bigger than we expected when seeing the cottage from outside. Also a lovely friendly pub just 50 yards from the cottage. We loved our holiday in this cottage.

    Reviewed by LeighMar 2022

  • "We loved our stay here!"

    Plenty of room for the two of us & the dogs in a great location to explore Bude by foot or vehicle! Also well placed to explore further afield. The cottage is everything as described & they really do include the dogs in being comfortable. Excellent distance from the pub providing good food & local drinks. We would definitely return and thank you for letting us stay!

    Reviewed by RyanMar 2022

  • "We loved the cottage great base read a few reviews before we arrived was worried about road by cottage but was not that bad thoroughly enjoyed bude great beaches close by and lots of interesting places of interest not far away ."

    Would recommend anyone to visit

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2021

  • "We felt that Easterly Cottage was well placed for exploring North Cornwall and was comfortable."

    However, we were disappointed as we felt the photos of the property were a little misleading. Whilst we totally realise it's a listed building the photos made all the rooms quite bright. However, in reality they are dark and the lights were needed on even during the day. The bed was comfortable but felt both the pillows and duvet need replacing as both were fairly flat. We were asked by the owners to fully strip the bed and place everything in a plastic bag (which was provided to protect the cleaners from Covid) However, to my horror when we stripped the pillows a couple of them had yellow staining (such as happens when they are old and have been heavily used). The mattress also had marks on it. In light of covid and also the stringent measures the owner asked us to follow we were shocked that we had been sleeping on these pillows/mattress all week!! (there were pillow/mattress protectors but again we're of poorer quality). I felt quite sick at the thought of it found it unacceptable with Covid still circulating around. In light of this we are unable to provide a more positive feedback for Easterly Cottage.

    Thank you for leaving feedback on our cottage, I'm sorry you felt our pictures are misleading but as you say it is a 400 year old listed thatched cottage with small windows and on a gloomy day it will seem a little dim inside. Thank you for bringing the pillows to our attention. I have immediately contacted the current visitors and had them changed. I have also bought it to the attention of my cleaners, so this has now been addressed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage with a lovely garden."

    Great, dog friendly beaches nearby. An ideal location for exploring North Cornwall and Devon.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "It was great to get to this holiday as we had this property booked last November but couldn’t go due to covid 19 restrictions."

    Fast forward July 2021. Very quaint little cottage very conveniently located from town, great safe off street parking and most home from home amenities, ie toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, spinner, 2 huge televisions, clean bedding and even blankets for the pooch !!! The little touches the property offered made our holiday one to remember and we’ll definitely want to go back. Well done Easterley cottage

    Reviewed by AlfieJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Well equipped cottage which was super comfortable. Garden was lovely and very secure for our dog. There was a BBQ which was not listed in the details. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2021

  • "It was a shame the previous occupants didnt clear up after their dog as there was several deposits left to great us!"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and enjoyed our stay."

    Nice touch when we arrived there was tea and coffee plus milk to make a brew after a long journey. Only negative was the traffic passing which seemed pretty constant outside Easterly cottage. This couldn't be helped. Probably due to Staycation! Would come back again Thank you

    Reviewed by CarlMay 2021

  • "Well organised, extremely professional, communication is superb."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Once again we had a wonderful week in Easterly cottage , It’s such a wonderful cosy little cottage perfect for two people and a dog Being so close to many walks down to Bude and countryside."

    If you’re looking for something to eat or drink there is a pub just down the road. Looking forward to booking next year.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and some lovely touches as dog owners, would definitely recommend and stay again!"

    Reviewed by CarlApr 2021

  • "Our stay at Easterly Cottage was a great one!"

    It’s such a lovely little place. It’s nice and close to Bude, and well positioned to get to other beautiful places in Cornwall. We loved how dog friendly the cottage is as a lot of places claim to be dog friendly but then don’t allow dogs in certain areas or they’re not allowed on any furniture, but this cottage provides throws to enable dogs to go on the sofa and bed which was perfect for us! There is a pub that is only a 1 minute walk away and is a lovely pub (Preston Gate Inn). It’s worth mentioning that from the top of the garden you can see the sea which I think is a brilliant selling point! All in all, thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2021

  • "This holiday cottage is very beautiful on the outside and inside, however there are several issues, 1."

    Road noise, although it’s a village location, it appears a rat run for lots of cars, even though there are speed bumps and road narrowing outside the cottage causing cars to stop and speed through the gap. 2. I know the cottage stated pets welcome, however the cottage smelt heavily of wet dog even though it was cleaned, the smell continued for our 2 week holiday, the smell did fade however once the carpet was hoovered the smell came back again with vigour. We had to buy febreze for dog odour and smelly candles and air fresheners. Finally the garden is raised and when I went up to explore I was confronted with dog mess, not cleaned by the previous occupants or cleaner/gardener, fair to say we didn’t go up again and I had to clean up other people’s dog mess. Not a good example of a skyes 4 star property.

    I am sorry that you had a bad experience at Easterly Cottage. It is very hard to control how people care for our cottage during their stay with dogs. I believe the week before you stayed was a very wet week and therefore it is inevitable that any dogs would be wet. In these difficult times, our cleaners are concentrating on ensuring the cottage is cleaned and sanitised because of Covid so it is hard for them to wash carpets within the window of time they have before you arrive. With regard to the dog mess, again this is down to the previous occupant. My gardener comes in during the week and therefore he would not off seen this. With regard to the road, I show the cottage in my pictures as on the road, and like most Cornish villages at this time of year it can become busy, which is why we had hand made shutters fitted in the bedroom to avoid possible disruption. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Cottage was amazing facilities excellent felt really homely and our dogs were ..."

    Cottage was amazing facilities excellent felt really homely and our dogs were really happy excellent garden parking and we even had a Christmas tree and decorations ( it was a lovely touch) Biscuits and tea and milk on arrival such thoughtfulness and a nice start to our Christmas stay highly recommended five star Thank you

    Reviewed by BrendaDec 2019

  • "The road, although very narrow, appears to be a known route into Bude, and carries a lot of commuter and local traffic, especially in mornings and evenings."

    It is difficult to reverse a car out of the parking space at these times. Apart from these relatively minor points, we thought that Easterly Cottage was a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2019

  • "Great cottage location with pub 5 doors down and nice walking distance to Bude and Northcote Mouth beach ."

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2019

  • "It would be great to have a washing machine!"

    The location is very convenient for exploring beyond Bude. We visited Clovelly, Port Isaac, Widemouth Bay and Padstow for example. Perfect for my husband and i and our dog. There was confusion over the check in time which was originally communicated as 3pm but we were told 4pm on the day of arrival. As check out is 10 am i would have expected an earlier check in time anyway. The information book in the Cottage also states 11 am departure time and 3 pm check-in time so there does seem to be a miscommunication between the owner and Sykes Cottages which can be easily remedied by both parties. Other than that we would return.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "The cottage was neat and cosy."

    The dogs loved it too. We know the area well, it was easy access to drive to dog friendly beaches and coastal walks, supermarkets too. The weather was mixed so we did not use the well kept pretty garden much, but it had a lovely view and comfy chairs if needed. TV screens were huge and all options worked well. We had a few comments for housekeeper who answered text promptly. Washing machine could have helped if you could squeeze it in! Thanks!

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage everything we needed."

    Pub 85 yards good traditional beer and food ate there 3times and was great

    Reviewed by AngieJul 2019

  • "The cottage had clearly been recently refurbished to a high standard, and very sympathetically."

    Spotlessly clean. Perfectly situated next to a great village Pub. Off road parking, and a lovely secluded garden to boot! Can't fault the place. Well worth every penny. A beautiful piece of Cornish history.

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Lovely garden to sit out in. A one minute stroll to a lovley village pub which served good food and welcomed dogs.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Very pretty cottage and small private court yard garden."

    Exceptionally clean throughout. Able to walk to the beach within 20 minutes but be aware a short section of the road from the cottage is without a footpath and can be busy at rush hour times. Local pub serves delicious food but you may need to book a table.

    Reviewed by ShelaghMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage which we found to be exceptionally clean, with plenty of towels (not just the bare minimum which we have found in other cottages."

    ) The location of the cottage is quite good being only a couple of minutes drive from Bude which is our favourite cornish town.There is a dishwasher which we did'nt use but would have preferred a washing machine. But all in all we loved the cottage and out of interest we would love to know how old it actually is? We guess about 350 years old? Lovely 2ft thick walls-fascinating!

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is ideal for visiting attractions on the North Cornwall coast."

    The local pub is just 100yds away and serves excellent food, although I would recommend booking particularly at weekends. Overall this is one of the best cottages I have stopped at in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Very happy to have found this last minute venue."

    Slightly concerned for parking of large vehicle parking,but managed to manoeuvre our small camper. All in all we had a lovely week.The local is very laid back and good for food&drink.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Easterly cottage was a lovely little cottage just perfect for the two of us and our dog, the garden was fully secure which put our minds at rest as soon as we got there."

    The cottage was beautifully clean and well equipped, the bed was very comfortable and to have a tv in the bedroom was good to.Overall we had a lovely time and were sad to come home, would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2019

  • "Cottage lovely really warm on cold evenings very impressed with shower."

    Our Welsh terrier loved the enclosed rear garden, pub 1min away with real ale and wonderful food please be aware of the very large portions. Many thanks from us both.

    Reviewed by FredMar 2019

  • "This weekend was absolutely perfect for us!"

    The cottage is stunningly beautiful and just as described. The off road parking was perfect as the road was a little busy and slightly narrow so it's great to have a driveway, the little green was lovely, would be great to use in summer for bbq bbq breakfast etc. Loved the woodburner andbthe smart TVs, the bed was so comfy too! So full of character, beautifully decorated, everything you need was provided. 1minute walk to the local pub where there was live bands and fantastic food! The only thing that we could say if we are trying to find a negative would be, bath sheets instead of bath towels. Perfect we hope to return some time soon. :)

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable for 2 people and a dog, thought of everything, dog settled in straight away, 6 min drive to the beach, and walking distance to the pub, great location!"

    Spot on. Will definetly book again!

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2018

  • "Decided to take a late one week break on the wild North Cornwall coast with my dog and do some walking on the nearby South West Coastal Path."

    Easterly Cottage seemed to have just the right balance of character and amenities I was looking for, with its close proximity to the coast and being pet friendly. One always books these places with some trepidation and with the suspicion that there might be something horrible and undisclosed. It was with some relief and the most pleasant of surprises to find that Easterly Cottage is exactly as you would want it to be. Located within minutes of down town Bude and also several other more secluded but charming coastal locations. Its amenities are of excellent quality and comprehensive, all as described, so no further comment is required on that front. Clean and beautifully presented, it is a truly classic cottage. Characterful and charming throughout with its open fire place and exposed beams.............. and my favourite feature of all.............the balcony bedroom with a huge king sized bed. All this and,at the same time, blended tastefully with a modern kitchen and shower room. Whilst I rented the cottage for myself and the dog, it is most definitely a romantic, cosy "getaway from it all" sort of place and one that I will most certainly return to. Two minor points to mention....that in my opinion do not detract overall from the place are: 1 - Ploughill is clearly a rat run for traffic heading to and from Bude, so at certain times of the day the traffic noise is rather more than would otherwise be desirable. 2- Keeping the Log Burner alight can be a challenge. I am well used to log burners but if visitors are coming in the Autumn or Winter I suggest that you come armed with plenty of kindling and firelighters to throw at the thing to keep it going when it starts to flag! Neither of these are deal breakers but, for balance sake, need to be recorded. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobNov 2018

  • "Easterly cottage is a lovely extremly pleasant place to stay."

    It is a home from home in a beautiful part of the country. I can't wait to return

    Reviewed by NualaOct 2018

  • "Great cottage more than enough for me my wife an two golden a great place to ..."

    Great cottage more than enough for me my wife an two golden a great place to stay nice pub in village and dog friendly will definitely go again

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, all you needed and more."

    Location was great, able to access areas easily around us. Local pub was friendly and the food was good. We were a little concerned when we read a review that suggested it was small. Well we thought it was perfect even with two large dogs. Some people may find the traffic noise a bit too much in the morning, but although we were aware of it, it didn't worry us as everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "A fantastically positioned little cottage that was ideal for our stay."

    Just a mile outside of Bude it was so easy to go and explore for the day and come back to as a welcome retreat. Any couple plus dog will have a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by AnastasiaSep 2018

  • "It’s a lovely cottage just road is excessively busy all the time."

    Cottage is nice but smaller than looks in the picture. For the money we could have got better.

    Reviewed by DonnaAug 2018

  • "You should mention in the description that it is on a hill which may be an issue for people with poor mobility."

    The cottage was excellent and suited our purposes but one draw back was the traffic which was constant throughout the day and loud even with the windows closed.

    Reviewed by KarlJul 2018

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage with everything we needed and more."

    We would certainly recommend the property. All very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by DilysJun 2018

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Summary

  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric stove.
  • Electric heating, electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with raised patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Electric vehicle charging is not allowed at the property so please find local electric vehicle charging points

The property

Bude 1 mile. Easterly Cottage, a characterful thatched cottage, enjoys a fine countryside location just one mile from the popular coastal resort of Bude.

This Grade II listed cottage provides romantic, cosy accommodation for couples seeking a relaxing retreat. A handy utility area with freezer and spin dryer greets you upon arrival; to the right sits a shower room boasting a crisp, white finish. Step through into the beautiful and contemporary kitchen, featuring hints of rose gold and a selection of appliances.

The sitting room at Easterly Cottage is bursting with character and charm, enhanced by rustic wooden beams and a fabulous stone fireplace housing an electric wood burning effect stove, put your feet up with the Smart TV showing your favourite Netflix shows and curl up with your loved one.

Retire to the king-size bedroom at the end of the day, the stunning A-frame beams give it a real cosy feel and concludes the accommodation wonderfully.

The fabulous seaside town of Bude sits just one mile away and comes with a plethora of things to see and do, from its wealth of quaint pubs, shops and cafe's to the renowned surfing beaches to make the most of.

There are many of Cornwall's main attractions at your fingertips including the South West Coast Path, some astounding scenery and an assortment of delightful towns and villages.

An inviting, comfortable cottage placed perfectly for exploring Cornwall.

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About the location

BUDE

Tintagel 17 miles.

Bude is a fabulous coastal town that once visited you will want to come back to time and time again. Bude has something for everyone, great beaches for relaxing, and building sandcastles on, rockpools for investigating at low tide and cafes to watch it all from. The rolling waves are great for surfing all year round, and the footpaths by the restored canal or on the North Cornwall coastal path offer you a superb opportunity to explore and appreciate the outstanding countryside. Bude also has a superb golf course, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley/indoor play area and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. It also has a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and excellent Information Centre. Within a short drive are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen. For days out, take the coast road north to see the lonely lighthouse above the sea at Hartland Point or walk or ride a donkey down the steep and cobbled village street (no cars allowed) of beautiful Clovelly to the harbour and the pub far below. Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle, King Arthur's castle at Tintagel, Doc Martin's Port Wenn at Port Isaac and yet more great surfing beaches at Polzeath.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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